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Great Lakes in Lake County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Building Five

Great Lakes History Trail Stop 4

 
 
Building Five Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
1. Building Five Marker
Inscription.
The Mess Hall and Galley were designed to serve one thousand two hundred eighty men, but during WWI, over five thousand sailors were fed at each meal. The ornamentation on the outside walls of the Mess Hall suggests the purpose of the building. Its original terra cotta shield over the doorway was lavishly decorated with fruits and grains, repeated along the walls and is the only original building without nautical motifs.
 
Erected by Naval Station Great Lakes.
 
Location. 42° 18.742′ N, 87° 50.448′ W. Marker is in Great Lakes, Illinois, in Lake County. Marker is on Dahlgren Street near Farragut Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in the Historic District of Naval Station Great Lakes. Marker is in this post office area: Great Lakes IL 60088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Origins of the Base / Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); The Golden Thirteen (within shouting distance of this marker); Black and White (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Recruit / Original Historic Structures (within shouting distance of
Building Five Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
2. Building Five Marker
Looking north
this marker); World War I / Between the Wars (within shouting distance of this marker); Wings over Great Lakes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Lakes History Trail (about 300 feet away); Fighting Tradesmen (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Lakes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Naval Station Great Lakes. (Submitted on November 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Great Lakes Naval Museum. (Submitted on November 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Great Lakes Naval Training Station. (Submitted on November 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Building Five (former Mess Hall) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
3. Building Five (former Mess Hall)
Looking northeast
Photo on Building Five Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
4. Photo on Building Five Marker
Photo on Building Five Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
5. Photo on Building Five Marker
Building Five Frontispiece image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
6. Building Five Frontispiece
Compare to early photo - this is not the original frontispiece - this is the prow of a boat, not a cornucopia.
Photo on Building Five Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
7. Photo on Building Five Marker
Building Five Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
8. Building Five Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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